The increasing influx of asylum seekers to European countries has made more important than ever to take action in increasing the possibility of their integration within the society. This is also one of the priorities of the European Commission, particularly with regards to the inclusion of young newly arrived immigrants.
The main objective of this project is to facilitate integration of migrants and refugees through the participation in Erasmus+ programs and establishing new strategies to enhance the communication between young people from different cultures and ethnic groups.
Objectives: The purpose of SCAYP is to increase the communication through trust building between these two groups of young people, thanks to the introduction of the new working methodology, in order to raise the participation of young migrants and refugees in Erasmus+ exchange programs. We have established a set of action points which will enable us to meet our goal and they are as follows:
• Increase volunteers’ and youth workers’ skills;
a. Communications skills;
b. Training to tackle problems;
c. Network with other youth associations to share best practices;
d. Create tailored programmes to build trust with the help of other European partners.
The working methods that will apply on this the project will be of various types. They consist of: Analysis, Interviews, Development of innovative ideas, Sharing best practices, Non-formal education.
SCAYP main activities are:
1° Research “Needs analysis of youth workers and young migrants/refugees" June- July 2016. All consortium members countries. working method : interviews and research.
2° First transnational meeting : “New Needs - New Solutions” Ioannina, Greece 03/10/2016-07/10/2016. Working method: analysis and study.
3° Second transnational meeting “New working methodology” Brussels, Belgium 6/2/2017-9/2/2017. working method: non-formal education.
4°- Dissemination -multiplier events at local level. All consortium members countries 01/03/2017 Working method: sharing innovative ideas and best practices
The countries and NGOs participating in the project are:
a. European Centre for Economic Policy Analysis and Affairs
b. Collective Garcia Lorca
2. Greece - Youth Centre of Epirus (YCE)
3. France - Talk-France
4. Spain - Ecos do Sur
Impact and dissemination:
The impact on participants and partner organizations is wide and complete through the active role in all the phases of SCAYP implementation in which they are directly involved.
The dissemination will take place throughout the duration of the project, with the continuous diffusion of the SCAYP results, such as policy brief, manual of innovative working methods. The SCAYP result will be available on-line through different channels (Partner organizations web channels, SALTO youth, social networks etc.). Some of the promotional materials and scientific publications will be also translated in the partner organizations languages.
This project was co-funded by European Union, the Erasmus+ Program